The Behavior of Typical Liquid Hydrogen Target Systems under Simulated Failure Modes

  • H. E. Soini
  • M. O. Hoenig
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 14)

Abstract

Many of the experiments in high-energy physics conducted at the Cambridge Electron Accelerator require the use of a liquid hydrogen target. A typicai hydrogen target system (Fig. 1) includes a liquid hydrogen vessel with very thin Mylar windows contained within a vacuum chamber which also has thin windows. Since the hazards created by the accidental failure of these fragile windows is potentially great, but not clearly defined, a test program was initiated to:
  1. 1.

    Establish the behavior of typical liquid hydrogen target systems when subjected to various failure modes.

     
  2. 2.

    Provide the basic parameters for the possible future development of a system for the suppression and control of fires and explosions in hydrogen target areas.

     

Keywords

Liquid Hydrogen Vacuum Vessel Relief Valve Hydrogen Target Spontaneous Ignition 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. E. Soini
    • 1
  • M. O. Hoenig
    • 1
  1. 1.Cambridge Electron AcceleratorCambridgeUSA

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